Springfield, OR asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: Tenant vacated house but left a car parked in the driveway.

Tenant previously stated the car did not run. Now they are not answering my calls or texts. The car is sitting right in front of garage door blocking access to one bay. Can I have the car towed to the street?

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Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: NO! You would be abandoning a non-working vehicle on a public street, which, of course, is illegal. I would first see if the police will have it towed since it is on private property and blocking access. If they refuse, there is a whole process for dealing with tenant abandoned cars that you likely should follow - see ORS 90.425.

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